Enthroned Jina, Probably Neminatha

India (Gujarat, Akota)

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An enthroned Jain savior is deep in meditation, seated in a yogic posture on a jeweled cushion set on a two-tiered lion-supported throne. At the center of the pedestal two kneeling deer venerate the wheel-of-law (dharmachakra), a symbol of religious wisdom shared with Buddhism. Seated in royal ease on projecting lotus supports are the yaksha Gomedha and the yakshi Ambika, attendants of the jina Neminatha, the twenty-second in the lineage of twenty-four historical jinas recognized by the Jain religion. On the reverse is a donor's inscription in a seventh-century Sanskrit script.

Enthroned Jina, Probably Neminatha, Copper alloy, India (Gujarat, Akota)

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